My name is Dashawn and I want to be a professional football player!

 

Ten-year-old Dashawn is a happy and easygoing boy of African-American and Caucasian descent who is eager to please the adults in his life. Initially shy, Dashawn warms up quickly once he feels comfortable with a new person. He loves to run around and is really taken with sports, especially football, which he is playing through his school. Other favorite activities include playing video games, watching television, and playing with action figures and Play-Doh. He also enjoys watching Disney movies with his foster brothers. Dashawn will frequently pick up books without being prompted and enjoys quiet time. His foster mother says that he is helpful around the house, and always makes his bed and washes the dishes after dinner.

Dashawn is in the fifth grade in a regular education setting. He does well in class without any extra supports. Although at times he can have a short temper, he has developed positive peer relationships with his classmates.

Legally freed for adoption, Dashawn is seeking a loving and supportive family. His social worker is open to exploring families of any constellation where Dashawn can be the only or youngest child in the home. A family should be open to helping Dashawn maintain a relationship with his biological mother and younger sister.

Can you provide the guidance, love and stability that a child needs? If you’re at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income, and room in your heart, you may be a perfect match to adopt a waiting child. Adoptive parents can be single, married, or partnered; experienced or not; renters or homeowners; LGBTQ singles and couples.

The process to adopt a child from foster care requires training, interviews, and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you, and if so, to help connect you with a child or sibling group that your family will be a good match for.

To learn more about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-964-6273 or visit www.mareinc.org.